Legal Issues

Legal issues to protect your family and the person diagnosed with TBI may include:

  • Guardianship
  • Power of Attorney (POA)
  • Medical POA, Advance Directive
  • Trusts
  • Life trusts, life insurance, and listing beneficiaries on life insurance policies
  • Living will

You may need to consider these issues to make good decisions about your family’s future. It may seem difficult at first, but it is extremely beneficial.

Take your time to read these sections carefully. It provides the basics of each legal concept. Discuss your personal situation with an attorney and a social worker or case manager who has experience dealing with legal matters.

Each state has its own set of rules regarding these legal documents. You will need to find out what the rules in your state are from someone with legal expertise.